The Straits Times
Published on Feb 07, 2013

Sony to release PS4 this year for around $500: Media


TOKYO (REUTERS) - Sony Corp plans to release its new PlayStation 4 home console this year for around US$430 (S$532), giving the successor to the popular PS3 a touch panel control and easy access to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, Japan's Asahi newspaper reported.

Sony's game chief, Mr Andrew House, will reveal the new features at a PlayStation meeting in New York on Feb 20, the paper said, without saying where it obtained the information.

Sony declined to comment on the report.

The gathering in New York is the first major PlayStation meeting in two years. The last time Sony held such an event it revealed the prototype for its handheld Vita. The meeting before that in 2005 came two months after it revealed its concept for the PS3, which sold 70 million units.